David,
I have run across a number of State and Federal agencies ( and a few Private
Sector companies ) using Public IPs. Never did get a good answer as to why
vs Private.


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:03 AM, David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Raul A. Jager W. wrote:
We are getting a new P7, and I will like to set it up to use IPv6
mainly, and IPv4 for compatiblity.

I'm curious ... is IPV6 really important for internal corporate networks?

I ask this for two reasons ... 1) One of the requests we've had for
Implementer is to support IPV6 in our comms framework (luckily it's all
implemented using service programs so I won't have to rejigger all the
applications), and 2) I'm just darn curious.

I can understand it's theoretical need on the internet ... but once you've
bridged into a private network, does any organization have more machines
than the private A class block (10.x.x.x) can't handle?

Even on the public internet ... where are all the IP's going? I keep
hearing reference to the proliferation of mobile phones and network
appliances causing the IPV4 address space drain ... but my iPhone (AT&T) has
a 10.x.x.x address assigned to it. My Tivo, iPad, VoIP, etc, all have
private addresses hidden behind my router (of course It's always been my
opinion that everyone should have a router, even if they only have a single
computer).

david

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